|Quick Facts: Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$51,220 per year
$24.63 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||144,700|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||1% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||900|
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install, repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.
Many electrical and electronics installers and repairers work in factories, which can be noisy and sometimes warm. Installers and repairers may have to lift heavy equipment and work in awkward positions. The vast majority work full time.
Most electrical and electronics installers and repairers obtain specialized training at a technical college. Gaining voluntary certification is common and can be useful in getting a job.
The median annual wage for electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $51,220 in May 2012.
Overall employment for electrical and electronics installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. However, growth rates will vary by specialty. Job opportunities should be excellent for qualified workers with an associate’s degree in electronics along with certification.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of electrical and electronics installers and repairers with similar occupations.
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